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Meet Gloria, CHATS student

Gloria’s passion for agriculture and farming play a significant role in her life. Because of this she chose to study crop, horticulture, and turfgrass science at the University of Guelph (U of G). Gloria hopes to take advantage of her newly developed knowledge to become a certified crop advisor and stay involved with her family farm.

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New landscape architecture researcher

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to welcome Steven Clarke as an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, effective July 1, 2019.

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Meet Shelby, BLA Student

Shelby is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. Her love of being on the water and the beautiful landscapes of British Colombia is keeping her occupied this summer, but she’s looking forward to returning to campus (and Ontario) in the fall!

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New internship specialist joins OAC Dean's Office

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Danica Matovic as the new internship specialist for the college. She begins in the role on August 13, 2019.

In this role, Matovic will develop further experiential learning and employment opportunities for OAC undergraduate students.

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New rural planning researchers

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to announce Sara Epp and Silvia Sarapura as new assistant professors in Rural Planning and Development effective July 1st and August 1st respectively.

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Students Perform Strong at 2019 National Weed Science Contest

Once again, University of Guelph students showed their strength in weed science and agronomy in a contest against students from some of the top United States agricultural schools.

On July 25th, 2019, 241 students representing 29 universities from across North America came together in Seymour, Illinois to take part in the National Weed Science Contest. Among them were 24 University of Guelph students.

New $100,000 startup fund announced at entrepreneur showcase event

The John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (Wood Centre) announced new funding for entrepreneurs during their Startup Showcase event on July 31st. The newly created Oilseed Innovation Partners Entrepreneurship Fund is available to U of G startups enrolled in the Centre’s Hub Incubator program who have a business idea associated with the Canadian oil seed industry.

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Meet Amber, Animal Biology Student

Fourth-year animal biology student Amber Zupan has a passion for working with livestock. She’s an animal enthusiast that can be seen around campus participating in many of the great activities that the University of Guelph (U of G) has to offer. Amber’s goals have changed since discovering that livestock animals are just as interesting as cats and dogs, if not more!

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New Food Industry Economics and Management Researcher

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) is pleased to welcome Tongzhe Li as an assistant professor in Food Industry Economics and Management. Li began in her role on July 1, 2019.

Expert Offers Tips to Feeding Your Dog a Nutritious Diet

Many dog owners and lovers are confused about what to feed their dogs following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration identifying a possible linkbetween 16 brands of dog food and a potentially deadly canine heart condition.

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